Vuk'uzenzele focuses on socio-economic opportunities created by government, and how to access these opportunities. The magazine covers amongst others government service-delivery projects, practical information on how to access and make use of socio-economic opportunities, government campaigns and programmes, local government issues, community development initiatives and light, entertaining features.
It has a print order of 1,6 million copies which are circulated in all nine provinces, in large part door-to-door in deep rural, rural and peri-urban areas.
It is a free publication that appears six times a year. One of these six editions is a bumper, 48-pager that includes the State of the Nation address as well as highlights of the Programme of Action and has a print-run of 2-million copies.
The magazine is published in all official languages, but the majority of the print-run is in English. It is also published in Braille for the visually-impaired, while the upper Living Standards Measures (LSMs) can access the website.
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Government Communications (GCIS)
Louise van Niekerk
Design & Art Direction for Printed Magazine
Mbulelo Baloyi, Samona Murugan
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President Jacob Zuma in his State of the Nation Address, emphasised government's commitment to create decent jobs and a better life for all by declaring 2011 "...a year of job creation".
Among other priorities, the President also emphasised government's commitment to ensure access to quality education for all. In this issue of Vuk'uzenzele we highlight some of the job creation programmes that are in progress and look at some opportunities for students to obtain bursaries. Turn to pages 17 to 24 for more detailed information on government's Programme of Action.
• New-look Vuk'uzenzele
This issue of Vuk'uzenzele is the last one in its current A4 format. From next month, Vuk'uzenzele will be published in a tabloid newspaper format. Below is our designer's impression of the publication's new layout.
It will still be brimful of news and information about government's programmes and new developments, as well as advice on how you can access and use these programmes to improve your life. It will be published every month instead of every second month.
We are looking forward to presenting you with the new-look Vuk'uzenzele and to hear your views. So, please do continue to give us "a piece of your mind!"
- The Editor